Renew Your Smile with Dental Implants
Dental Implants Rejuvenate Patient Smiles
Patients who have lost teeth are rediscovering the ability to eat, speak, and laugh with confidence, thanks to dental implants. The closest prosthetic to nature, a dental implant creates an artificial tooth and root, which helps revive the stability and beauty of your smile. Dental implants also preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are lost.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that Dr. Fan positions in the jawbone to fill sockets left by missing teeth. A good candidate for dental implants needs sufficient bone volume, so Dr. Fan will perform a thorough assessment to determine if dental implants will work for you. After surgery, the bone fuses with the biocompatible titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. The process, known as osseointegration, takes several months to complete. Dr. Fan will place the prosthetic teeth once your mouth heals. Dental implants can support a single crown, a bridge, or a full or partial denture. Prosthetics can be fixed or removable, depending on your needs and preference. No matter which tooth replacement is right for you, you will love the solid, attractive smile created by your dental implants.
The benefits of dental implants include
- A sturdy, natural-looking smile
- Better oral health with a stabilized jawbone
- Renewed ability to eat what you like
- Closely mimic natural tooth structure
- Secure without the need for denture adhesives
- Can be expected to last a lifetime
Many patients are eligible candidates for dental implants. Contact our office to find out whether or not the comprehensive tooth replacement could be the best option for your smile. Typically, patients who are in good oral and overall health, healthy enough to fully recover from invasive surgery, can benefit from dental implants. People who smoke or use tobacco are advised to quit well in advance of undergoing the procedure for dental implants.
We provide thorough dental implant care to patients in all stages of life. Call our Austin dental office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Fan to discuss dental implants. Residents from across the Austin area visit our practice.